Kenya Edelhart

JOHN SANDERS/Valley Press Sports Correspondent

HONORED — Lancaster’s Kenya Edelhart shoots a free throw this past season. Edelhart was named the Golden League MVP for girls basketball leading the league champion Eagles with 13.1 points per game. 

Lancaster junior Kenya Edelhart was named the Golden League girls basketball MVP for the past season.

Edelhart averaged 13.1 points, 3.9 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game to help lead the Eagles to an undefeated Golden League title, finishing 22-6 overall and 14-0 in league play.

Edelhart, along with senior Sabrina Jeans and sophomores Rayshanti McNeal and Vanessa Fletes were named to the all-Golden League first team.

Jeans averaged 10.6 points, 2.4 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game for the Eagles, while McNeal picked up 10.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals and Fletes recorded 3.8 points and 6.3 rebounds.

Knight finished second in the Golden League, with a 20-8 overall record and 12-2 in league.

Knight juniors Taylor Porchia and Keyna Hadley and senior Jada Mims were named to the first team.

Porchia was also named all-CIF in CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA. Porchia averaged 13.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.

Hadley averaged 12.5 points, 1.2 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game for the Hawks, while Mims recorded 5.6 points, 4.9 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 3.0 steals.

Highland (12-17, 8-6) finished third in league, followed by Antelope Valley (10-18, 7-7), Eastside (9-12, 6-8), Quartz Hill (11-16, 6-8), Palmdale (8-17, 3-11) and Littlerock (0-17, 0-14).

Highland seniors Emily Sisson and Jeanette Montalvo, Antelope Valley junior Aaliyah Jackson and senior Marquesha Wright and Eastside seniors Sienna Rodriguez and Skylar Blankenship were all named to the all-league first team.

Jackson averaged 13.8 points per game for the Antelopes and Wright recorded 7.9 points per game.

Quartz Hill senior Josie Ferreira, Palmdale senior Destiny Tariq and Littlerock junior Jalena Maldanado also received first-team honors.

Ferreira averaged 11.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

Lancaster senior Tamira Johnson, Knight senior Delanie Nava, Highland senior Kimberly Leon, Antelope Valley senior Ebony Walker, Eastside sophomore Bella Velasquez, Quartz Hill senior Janae O’Neal, Palmdale junior Kholanee Harris and Littlerock freshman Yadira Hernandez were all named honorable mention.

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